Igor Sikorsky Biography

Igor Ivanovich Sikorsky, was a Russian American aviation pioneer in both helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft. He designed and flew the world's first multi-engine fixed-wing aircraft, the Russky Vityaz in 1913, and the first airliner, Ilya Muromets, in 1914.

After immigrating to the United States in 1919, Sikorsky founded the Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation in 1923, and developed the first of Pan American Airways' ocean-conquering flying boats in the 1930s.

In 1939 Sikorsky designed and flew the Vought-Sikorsky VS-300, the first viable American helicopter, which pioneered the rotor configuration used by most helicopters today. Sikorsky modified the design into the Sikorsky R-4, which became the world's first mass-produced helicopter in 1942. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Igor Sikorsky
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Engineer, Aerospace Engineer, Inventor, Aircraft designer
Ethnicity:
Ukrainians, Poles, Russian
Religion:
Russian Orthodox Church, Eastern Christianity
Date of Birth:
May 25, 1889
Astrological Sign:
Gemini
Date of Death:
October 26, 1972
Age at Death:
83
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